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Conservative Management of Stifle Injury for Working Dog

Author: Debbie (Gross) Torraca, DPT, MSPT, Dipl. ABPTS, CCRP

This article details the various components of a successful mulitmodal treatment approach for a competitive 5-year-old Rottweiler diagnosed with inflammation and minor tearing in both the medial collateral and cranial cruciate ligaments. The patient was able to continue conformation competition for 2 years before undergoing TPLO surgery.

Published: Veterinary Practice News. September 2017. Vol 29, No 9, Pg 44

About the author(s)

Debbie (Gross) Torraca, DPT, MSPT, Dipl. ABPTS, CCRP

Dr. Debbie Torraca has been involved in the field of canine physical rehabilitation and conditioning for over twenty years. She began with a BS at Boston University, an advanced MS from Quinnipiac College, and a doctorate at the University of Tennessee. She is also a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner, and is one of the founding persons involved in the University of Tennessee Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner program. She continues to play an integral role in the continued growth and advancement of the program.

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